Lydia Slattery

Recent Articles

Tobacco Sellers Target City’s Minority Youth

Tobacco Sellers Target City’s Minority Youth

Study finds three times more tobacco retailers near schools in minority neighborhoods.

Hank Aaron Trail Has Historic Murals

Hank Aaron Trail Has Historic Murals

Walkers, bikers encounter murals celebrating historic Open Housing Marches of 1967.

Silver City Festival Draws Big Crowds

Silver City Festival Draws Big Crowds

6th annual event for south side neighborhood becoming popular tradition.

Fondy Park’s Grand Opening September 16

Fondy Park’s Grand Opening September 16

Public-private venture creates inner city park next to Fondy Market where concerts can be held.

Pete’s Fruit Market Comes To Bronzeville

Pete’s Fruit Market Comes To Bronzeville

Grocery targets food deserts, opens on North and MLK Dr. September 14.

New Teen Center for Sherman Park

New Teen Center for Sherman Park

New Boys & Girls Club center created in response to 2016 neighborhood uprising.

How Teach for America Helps MPS

How Teach for America Helps MPS

70 TFA members attend summer institute to prepare for teaching.

Activists Push for More Biking Trails

Activists Push for More Biking Trails

Poor residents need more walking, biking trails, community groups say.

Huge New Christian School Serves Latinos

Huge New Christian School Serves Latinos

St. Augustine Prep, south-side private school, has Olympic-sized pool.

Summer Programs for Children

Summer Programs for Children

Find free and affordable summer programs and camps for children

Toy Guns Risky for Black Families?

Toy Guns Risky for Black Families?

Annual walk spotlights danger of kids with toy guns encountering police.